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Dear Fellow BTC Members,
Thanks to an active Board of Directors - and many of you - the Big Ten Club of Southern California remains an active and vibrant one. Please take a few minutes to read the February newsletter and learn about several exciting Club events that the Board is now working on to offer our members (i.e., you!).
One event that you won't want to miss is a special screening of the movie Hoosiers on Sunday afternoon, March 13 featuring special guest Maris Valainis, who in the movie played Jimmy Chitwood (who makes the winning shot at the end of the movie). Considered one of the best sports movies of all time, this event will be a great way to kick off March Madness while celebrating this great movie. Register here.
The January newsletter announced the date of Wednesday, April 13 for the annual Person of the Year Dinner with Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount Studies. Prior to her appointment at Paramount, she served as president of 20th Century Fox and was the first woman to head a Hollywood studio. During her highly successful tenure at Paramount from 1992-2005, she oversaw the production and release of such hits as Forrest Gump, Braveheart and the highest grossing movie of all time, Titantic. Now as head of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, formed in 2005, she leads an organization dedicated to cancer research and public education. Register here.
Until March 1, registration will be limited only to Big Ten Club members and their guests but, after that date, the dinner will be opened up to non-Club members.
Registration is now live for our annual service project at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank on Saturday, March 26. Co-sponsored with the Northwestern University Club of Los Angeles, this is a great way for the Club to advance our good name in Los Angeles while also helping to 'give back' to the Los Angeles community. Register here.
As always, make sure to check this website for the latest Club news and happenings. And should you have any thoughts or ideas to share with me, please contact me at 626.334.5676 (home) or email Jim_Jacobs@hmc.edu.
We look forward to seeing you soon at an upcoming Club event!
Go Big Ten!
BIG TEN CLUB
|3/13||HOOSIERS Special Screening||AMC Criterion Theater / Santa Monica||March Madness Kickoff, Jimmy Chitwood Q&A, 25th Anniversary|
|3/21||Officer Meeting||Conference Call||Executive Committee Members|
|3/26 ||Community Service Project ||Los Angeles Regional Foodbank ||Volunteer a Saturday morning to package food for the needy |
| 3/29||Board Meeting ||Billingsley's Steak House / West Los Angeles||Directors / Past Presidents|
and Club members
| 4/13||Person of the Year Dinner||Tournament of Roses - Wrigley Mansion ||Honoring Sherry Lansing - former CEO Paramount Studios |
| 7/30||Michael Feinstein & TV Stars Live at the Bowl|| Hollywood Bowl||A dazzling parade of classic & popular American songs sung by favorite TV stars of all time|
HOOSIERS Special 25th Anniversary Screening with Jimmy Chitwood
Sunday, March 13th, 2011 from 3 pm – 7:30 pm (PT)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
us Sunday March 13th for a special 25th anniversary screening
of the basketball cinema classic Hoosiers. The evening will also be topped off with a Q&A
session from the film’s game winning star Jimmy Chitwood (Maris Valainas). Proceeds from this event will go to the
Variety Boys & Girls Club of Boyle Heights for a new gymnasium.
afternoon consists of the following activities:
- 3:00pm - CBS March Madness Selection
Show viewing at Yankee Doodles on 3rd Street Promenade in
- 4:30pm - Q & A program with Maris
Valainas, aka Jimmy Chitwood at Criterion Theater on 3rd Street Promenade
- 5:00pm - HOOSIERS special movie
- 7:30pm - Event ends
Don’t miss your chance for a fun filled family friendly Sunday afternoon. RSVP HERE.
BIG TEN CLUB - LOS ANGELES FOODBANK
Saturday, March 26th, 2011 from 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (PT)
Los Angeles Regional Foodbank
1734 East 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA
We have fun. We do good. We'd love you to volunteer with us Saturday morning, March 26th, for our Club's annual community service project at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. Please RSVP by 3/20.
Our goal is to have 50 Big Ten friends to volunteer. The Foodbank is a non-profit organization that solicits, stores and distributes donated food and grocery projects to charitable agencies throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.
As we've done in past years, we'll sort, clean and repackage donated items for a morning under the direction of the Foodbank staff and then, if there's interest, we'll head off to lunch at a local restaurant. This is always a rewarding event to participate in, it's free, and you will receive good karma for another year.
Please note: the minimum age to volunteer is 14.
Co-Sponsored by the Northwestern University Club of Los Angeles. RSVP HERE
- Make a positive difference for our Los Angeles community
- It's really not horrible work...some even claim it to be fun
- Meet other good looking and smart Big Ten alumni
- Advance the good name of the Big Ten Club of Southern California
Questions? Jim Jacobs, Big Ten Club Vice President (NU) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 626.334.5676 (home)
Person of the Year Dinner Honoring Sherry Lansing - former CEO Paramount Studios
April 13, 2011 - Tournament House, Pasadena
Northwestern alumna Sherry Lansing
is a former actress and American film studio executive. In 1984, she was the first woman to head a major film studio when she was named president of 20th Century Fox. Later, as an independent producer, she was responsible for such successful films as Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal and The Accused. She returned to the executive ranks in 1992 when she was appointed head of Paramount Studios, and during her highly successful 12-year tenure oversaw such hits as Forrest Gump, Braveheart and Titanic, the highest grossing movie of all time!
In 1996, she became the first woman studio head to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2005, became the first woman studio head to place her hand and foot prints at Grauman's Chinese Theater. In 2001 Ladies Home Journal named her one of the 30 most powerful women in America.
Her immense talents and energies are now devoted to the Sherry Lansing Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cancer research and supporting public education, art and culture. Stand Up To Cancer and the EnCorps Teachers Programs are just two of the foundations initiatives, benefitting our local communities.
Sherry is married to the director William Friedkin, who won an Academy Award for The French Connection, and has directed over 30 other movies including The Exorcist, Rules of Engagement and The Hunted.
The Club is also delighted that Len Roth
(Michigan State), a former Big Ten Club president and long-time volunteer, will be recognized with our Member of the Year Award. Len has served the club well for many years and this will give us the opportunity to say an official thanks to him for all that he has done.
Until March 1, only BTC members will be able to register. After March 1, the dinner will be open to non-club members and may quickly sell-out so we encourage you to register now
Big Ten Club Contact Cards - Now Available
Big Ten Club Members -- We printed brand new Club business cards for our members to have and pass out to interested parties and prospective members. We also established a permanent BTC mailing address and phone number for contacts. Besides welcoming our newest Nebraska members, these cards are excellent for chance meetings and to get people interested in the Big Ten Club. Send an email with your mailing address to email@example.com and we'll send you some....help us spread the good word about the Big Ten Club!!!!
Big Ten Club Website – Help Wanted
Our Webmaster Steven Green will be President next year, and he'll have plenty to do for the Club. We are thinking of redoing the website and asking for a volunteer who can add content regularly and keep it updated. This is a very important part of our updated Communication plan, and help here would be very useful and greatly appreciated. The ideal person would have web design experience, a little graphic art knowledge and 3-4 hours a month available to help the Club. Please contact Alan Freeman, Communications Committee Chair at afreeman@bestOCevents.com or cell (714) 390-5190 if you would like to help in this important position.
LOCAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BIG TEN ALUMNI EVENTS & INFO
Alumni in Southern California
Sunday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., IU Evening at Ford Theatre
by Barbara Lindsay, presented by Neo Ensemble Theatre and featuring IU alumnus
Ara Anton. We will meet at Ford Theater 2580 E. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA
90068. Admission costs $20. For more information about the play and to purchase
tickets, visit: http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/203
Whale Watch – Saturday March 19th, 9:30am – 1:00pm
It’s a 3 hour tour hosted by Indiana University Los Angeles
Chapter. The tour is 10:00-1:00 and we need to be at the dock between
9:30 and 9:45 to check in. It is $10 for Big Ten Club and Indiana University
Alumni - both children and adults (regularly $23). After the whale watch, we
will head to Nadja's for burgers and beer if you are interested. To
reserve your spot, email Cindy Strong at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 10th.
Please be sure and register so we can send you any last minute changes.
Beach Marina, 233 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 372-2111
Los Angeles has a new game watch home. Please join us at Capitol
City and be sure and tell them you are with Indiana University for Happy Hour
prices. Capitol City mgr Brian Shober is expecting us.
Capitol City, 1615 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 323-465-1750
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Orange County http://umaoc.umclubs.com/
Event - Feed the Children
- 3PM (Come anytime you can)
show your Michigan character and volunteer with fellow alumni! We are
teaming up with Foothill Unity Center and Feed the Children for a special day
of food sorting and distribution. We will be stationed at Avon
Distribution Center and helping to organize and hand out food packages to needy
families. No experience necessary! Just a kind heart and a
willingness to help out.
your Michigan gear and look for Robynn Leidig (UMCLA Membership Chair) or Raina
(Foothill Unity Center) to let them know you are there to help out. Hope
you can join us!
East Foothill Boulevard
Red Wings vs. LA Kings Hockey
February 28 7:30pm
2010, the Kings won this season's first meeting with the Red Wings at Staples
Center in an overtime thriller. Now that its 2011, join us for their 2nd
and last clash of the year and see who will come out on top. The best
part is that we're offering tickets at a great discount to Alumni Association
members. These events always sell out and we only have 50 seats available
for this game, so please buy your tickets today!
seats are in section 206:
will be mailed to the address that you provided approximately 10 days before
the game. If you would like to purchase additional tickets as the game
date approaches, simply order them online and all of your seats will be located
together. If you have questions, please contact Andy Chidester at email@example.com.
Symphony Band @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
a little ways away yet, but the University of Michigan Symphony Band will be
performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall this upcoming May. The
performance will celebrate the culmination of the U-M Symphony Band?s May 2011
tour to mainland China. Its presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and
will feature compositions by U-M faculty including William Bolcom, Michael
Daugherty, Kristin Kuster and Bright Sheng as well as Alumni favorites
performed by the critically acclaimed Symphony Band.
can be purchased at the link below. Please purchase tickets from the
Music School instead of from the LA Phil. The Music School has reserved
most of the tickets for Alumni, and we will all be seated together. The
Walt Disney Concert Hall is world-renowned for being an acoustic pleasure.
Combined with the Symphony Band, this is sure to be an amazing
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
E Mail: MSULosAngeles@gmail.com
Contact: Aimee Bolen, (517) 230-9577, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan State University - Orange County Game Watch Locations:
Central & Coastal Orange County - Rudy's Pub & Grill, 3110 Newport Blvd,
Newport Beach phone 949-723-0293 www.RudysPubandGrill.com
South Orange County - Players Sports Grill, 24401 Ridge Route Dr. #B105,
Laguna Hills phone 949-588-5973 www.psgrill.com
North Orange County/Long Beach - Buster's Beach House, 168 N. Marina Dr.,
Long Beach phone 562-598-9431 www.BustersBeachHouse.com
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Stay tuned for details on our Winter/Spring 2011 event schedule, including Long Beach wine tasting and a LA Kings hockey game.
· Long Beach Wine Tasting - late January / early February TBD
· Minnesota Wild hockey game @ LA Kings, Staples Center, Thursday, February 24, 7 pm
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The UMAA LA/OC Board
Clint, Susan, Pam, Rob & Erica
P.S. Keep up with the chapter!
Not yet a UMAA member? You can also join or renew your membership in the University of Minnesota Alumni Association through our website. Scroll down to the bottom of the above page and you will find links to the membership forms for new and renewing members. Make sure to use campaign code NP4LA when you register!
Dance Marathon Trivia Night
Date: February 23, 2011
Check back soon for details!
Los Angeles: psula.org
Facebook: PSU LA – South Bay
Orange County: www.psuoc.com
Facebook: Psu Oc (page profile)
Penn State Alumni Association Orange County Chapter (group)
Hillsides Annual Benefit FundraiserFebruary 26, 2011
538 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA
California Club Information: Link
LA PSU chapter has been an avid supporter of Hillsides for 21 years, and
volunteers annually for the primary fundraiser of this foster care children’s
charity. Join us from 4 to 11PM as
greeters, runners and auction assistants, and help ensure the event runs
addition, we welcome this year’s celebrity Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Drew
Pinsky. Dr. Pinksy hosts the nationally
syndicated radio talk show Loveline,
as well as Celebrity Rehab
with Dr. Drew on VH1. Volunteers must register by February 15
to receive information on orientation, dress code, amenities and
responsibilities. Register here: Hillsides Volunteer Registration
view photos of last year's event: Hillsides Fundraiser 2010
information on Hillsides: Hillsides
information on the event: Diamonds Are Forever 2011
DAY VIEWING LOCATIONS
Please patronize the establishments all year that support Penn State
during football season!!
Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ
20 Pier Avenue
Facebook: Penn State South Bay & Los
Angeles HQ Silvios BBQ
Chelsea Pub & Grill @ The Underground
1334 Hermosa Avenue
Sports Bar (The Sky Lounge upstairs)
516 N Sepulveda Blvd
318 Santa Monica Blvd
8447 Santa Monica Blvd
mission is to connect alumni to the University and to each other, provide
valued services and benefits to members, and support the University's mission
of teaching, research and service. Members
receive discounts & exclusive offers, newsletters, access to
online alumni networking information, special advance invitations, and a
unique connection to the Penn State Family of Alums throughout the
Los Angeles area.
Visit this website to
LA Chapter receives $50.00 for every life member who joins the National Alumni
Association. Please include the Chapter
code 'ALF' as the reference code when you sign up for membership. For more info: email@example.com
Viewing location TBD and provided on receipt of event
payment. $10 Members/$12 Non-Members
& Guests. Contact
Camille Mesite (949) 307-5537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sullivan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub
10201 Slater Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Check the website www.ocpsu.com (“Events”) in the coming weeks for times.
vs. LBSU Men’s Volleyball
Long Beach State
The Walter Pyramid
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Join the OC Chapter to cheerlead the PSU
Men’s volleyball team on March 12 at LBSU!
Don’t miss out on this $6.00 special group rate that will surely sell
out! For information or to reserve your
tickets, go to PSU LA
Men's Volleyball or www.ocpsu.com. For more information: Brian Snyder, Sports
Chair, (714) 893-1936 or Brian.Snyder@ferguson.com. Last day to send
checks is Feb. 20. Tickets will be at a pre-game Happy Hour TBA or at Will Call
15 minutes prior to game time.
DAY VIEWING LOCATIONS
Please patronize the establishments all year that support Penn State
during football season!!
O.C. Sports Grill
450 North State College Boulevard (really!)
membership is annual from July 1 to June 30 but new members are welcome any
time! Dues are $20/individual and $30/couple, and support chapter
administration, events and the Endowed Scholarship Fund. Please check the website for updated dues
information and the 2010-11
meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every month at HDR Engineering
Office, 3230 El Camino Real, Suite 200 in Irvine. Meetings are open to all members. For further
information or to RSVP, contact Andy Dale, email@example.com, (717) 512-9597 prior to each meeting
date. (The next meeting is scheduled for
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
Contact: Rob Webb, 858-722-4574, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL UPDATES visit www.labadgers.com
Feb 20th - Big Ten Friends Comedy Show - Improv 10pm
Big Ten Alumni are performing standup comedy - 50% off with code "BIGTEN"
With so many great events, we need volunteers to help run them. If you're interested, please email email@example.com or attend our next Q1 Leadership Team Meeting on February 15th
For folks who like an extra reminder, LA Badgers send an evite about a week prior to most events. All the information contained in the evite is on the website. Please email Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org if would like to be added to the distribution list. ON WISCONSIN!
Beer & Bowling
Set for Saturday, February 26th (6:00) at Tustin Lanes ($20 if pay by
2/22). Can't make it until later? Join fellow Badgers and other Big
Ten at the Tustin Brewing Company.
CHICAGO – ILLINOIS – INDIANA – IOWA – MICHIGAN – MICHIGAN STATE – MINNESOTA – NORTHWESTERN – OHIO STATE – PENN STATE – PURDUE – WISCONSIN